Agriculture Illustrated

Posted: March 28, 2022

Announcing the CONNECTIONS Magazine Cover Design Contest!

Every year, DeKalb County Farm Bureau conducts the design contest as a way for 1st-5th grade students to illustrate what they learned during the Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program and other ag-related classroom experiences.

The contest theme for each grade level correlates with the AITC lesson for that grade. First, second, and third place winners are selected from each grade. The grand prize-winning design from all grades will appear as the front cover of the June 2022 issue of this magazine!

The 2021 Cover Design Contest Grand Prize winner.


  1. Encourage educators to incorporate farm and food topics in the classroom via Ag in the Classroom lessons and ag literacy resources.
  2. Increase student understanding of how our daily lives depend on agriculture.
  3. Foster appreciation of the role of farms and farmers in our community.


The contest is open to 1st-5th grade classrooms in DeKalb County.

Entry Deadline

Entries must be received at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office no later than Friday, May 6.


All contest entrants will receive a participation ribbon. Gift cards will be awarded to first through third place winners at each grade level. First place winners will receive $25; second place, $15; and third place, $10. Up to five honorable mentions will also be chosen from each grade, with those entrants receiving honorable mention certificates.

Visit for rules and entry forms.